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By Jill Fields

Intimate clothing, a time period in use by way of 1921, has performed a vital position within the improvement of the "naughty yet great" female excellent that emerged within the 20th century. Jill Fields's attractive, imaginitive, and complicated historical past of twentieth-century underwear excursions the area of women's intimate clothing and arrives at not anything below a sweeping view of twentieth-century women's background through the undergarments they wore. Illustrated all through and drawing on a wealth of facts from type magazines, exchange periodicals, dress artifacts, Hollywood movies, and the files of geared up exertions, An Intimate Affair is a provocative exam of the methods cultural meanings are orchestrated via the "fashion-industrial complex," and the ways that contributors and teams include, reject, or derive that means from those daily, but hugely major, intimate articles of clothing.

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